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JUVENALIA MUSIC INSTITUTE LEVELS

MUSICAL PLAYSCHOOL (Musiikkileikkikoulu, MLK)
• For children 0-7 years old
• No entrance examinations: intake in the order of applications received

PREPARATORY INSTRUMENT TRAINING (Soitinvalmennus)

Under-school-age children & children going to first grade (Alle kouluikäisten soitinvalmennus, SV)
• Admitted through Aptitude test
• Students must apply to the Basic Level no later than the year they turn 9,
also possible to take the entrance examination earlier
• Lessons last 30 minutes/week (individual lessons) or 45-60 minutes
(group tuition) depending on the instrument/teacher
• Chamber music at the teacher’s discretion

School-age children (children entering second grade and older) (Kouluikäisten soitinvalmennus, KSV)
• Admitted through aptitude test
• Studies last a maximum of 3 years; also possible to apply to the Basic Level earlier
• Years spent in preparatory instrument training are counted in with the
Basic Level study time allowance
• Lessons last 30 minutes/week (individual lessons) or 45-60 minutes (group tuition)
depending on the instrument/teacher
• Chamber music at the teacher’s discretion
• Must begin ear-training no later than when the student turns 10.

BASIC LEVEL STUDIES IN MUSIC (Perustaso, PT)
• Entrance examination
• Main instrument/voice (generally 45-60 minutes/week), ear training
and music theory, ensemble playing/choir
• Basic level diploma [päättötodistus] no later than the year the student turns 16
• Students who were older when they enter have the right to exceed the age limit
of 16, but the maximum allowed duration of studies is 7 years
• The maximum allowed duration of studies for singers who began their studies at
the age of 21 or older is 4 years
• For the basic level diploma, the student must complete basic level 3 (PT 3)
courses in their instrument and in ear-training, and complete the basic course in music history

BASIC LEVEL CONTINUATION (Perustason jatko-osasto, PTJ)
Providing the student has valid reasons, it is possible to request, one year at a time,
a maximum of two additional years for completion of the basic level diploma

MUSIC INSTITUTE LEVEL (Musiikkiopistotaso, MOT)
• Entrance requirement is a Basic Level diploma with a minimum grade of ”good”
in one’s primary instrument/voice
• Main instrument/voice, courses in ear training and music theory, ensemble playing/choir
• Duration of studies 4 years, length of lesson 60 minutes/week
• Music institute level diploma: MOT-level courses completed in solo instrument, ear training,
music analysis, harmonics and music history.
• Providing the student has valid reasons, it is possible to request, one year at a time,
a maximum of two additional years for the completion of the Music Institute level diploma

ADULT EDUCATION (Aikuisosasto, AO)
• Entrance requirement is a Basic Level diploma
• Main instrument/voice, ensemble playing/choir
• Studies in ear training and music theory/history are optional
• Duration of studies 4 years, length of lesson 45 minutes/week

OPEN DEPARTMENT (Vapaaosasto, VO)
• No entrance examination, possible vacancies are filled at the discretion
of the Institute on the basis of written applications (10-15 new student/year)
• Main instrument/voice, length of lesson 30 minutes/week
• Studies in ear training and music theory/history are optional, as is participation
in ensemble playing/choir at the teacher’s discretion

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